Not in the Santa Fe area, but the pic included in this New Mexico State Police email was pretty interesting so I’m sharing their news release and a photo from Hidalgo County in southern New Mexico.
From State Police Sgt. Tim Johnson:
While conducting a desert operation yesterday, New Mexico State Police agents located and seized 134 pounds of marijuana strapped to an Ultralight aircraft. The seizure was made in the Playas Valley approximately halfway between the US/Mexican border and State Road 9.
As depicted in the photograph, 3 large bundles of marijuana were attached to the bottom of the aircraft. Upon further inspection of the aircraft it was determined that it had run out of fuel, thus causing the crash landing. It is believed that the contraband originated in Mexico. Recent rain fall in the area made the tracking of the pilot impossible; therefore no arrests have been made at this time.
The street value of the marijuana seized is estimated at approximately $54,000.